Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time,1 so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan2 will not tempt you3 because of your lack of self-control.
I say this as a concession, not as a command.47
I wish that all men were as I am.5 But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.68
Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am.79
But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry,8 for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.